We found 22 providers with an interest in diabetes and who accept Anthem PPO near Del Mar, CA.

Dr. Michael William Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
12395 El Camino Real; Suite 317
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lee is a specialist in adult endocrinology. Dr. Lee studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has a special interest in diabetes, metabolism, and weight management. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Rajiv B Roy, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
2600 Via De La Valle; 200
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Rajiv Roy is an adult endocrinologist in Chula Vista, CA and Del Mar, CA. He has a special interest in diabetes, osteoporosis, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Roy is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Roy's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Pituitary Tumor

Dr. George E Dailey III, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. George Dailey is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Dailey's clinical interests include diabetes, general care, and metabolism. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Dailey is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Dr. Georges Maxime Argoud, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
530 Lomas Santa Fe; Suite 8
Solana Beach, CA
 

Dr. Georges Argoud works as an endocrinologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Argoud include diabetes, growth problems, and osteoporosis. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Argoud completed his residency training at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. James David Ogilvy McCallum, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. James McCallum is a physician who specializes in adult endocrinology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Dr. McCallum takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science for medical school, Dr. McCallum completed his residency training at Summa Health System. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Dr. Matthew J Levine, MD
Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Other
3811 Valley Centre Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Levine is a physician who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Levine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Levine attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Athena Philis-Tsimikas, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
9898 Genesee Avenue; 6th Floor
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Athena Philis-Tsimikas specializes in adult endocrinology and practices in La Jolla, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Greek. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, general care, and metabolism. Dr. Philis-Tsimikas's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Philis-Tsimikas attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases, General Care

Dr. Christopher W Marx, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Marx practices adult endocrinology in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes and metabolism. The average patient rating for Dr. Marx is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for his residency. Dr. Marx has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Metabolism, Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

Dr. Kathryn P Nemanich, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kathryn Maxwell's area of specialization is family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, diabetes, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). Dr. Maxwell is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Maxwell attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Dr. Aristotelis Theodore Laliotis, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2600 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA
 

Dr. Aristotelis Laliotis obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Laliotis include diabetes, depression, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Laliotis honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Basil S Abramowitz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Basil Abramowitz practices family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Abramowitz's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and psoriasis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Abramowitz graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Abramowitz is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gary David Levinson, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2600 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA
 

Patient reviews placed Dr. Gary Levinson at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levinson's clinical interests include warts, menopause, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levinson takes. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Dr. Levinson performed his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego. He is conversant in Afrikaans.

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Dr. Doug Tan Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Doug Nguyen specializes in family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include diabetes, physical disabilities, and preventive care. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He has a closed panel.

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Dr. Cyril S Light, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Cyril Light's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, hospice (end-of-life care), and cryotherapy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Light attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is conversant in French. Dr. Light is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Carmen Valeria Pittman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
10243 Genetic Center Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Carmen Gupta's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include warts, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and depression. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gupta's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Matthew Francis Messoline, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12710 Carmel Country Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Messoline practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Messoline include warts, cryotherapy, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Messoline is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Messoline is open to new patients. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Messoline completed residency programs at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, or simply 'diabetes,' is a disease where levels of sugar in the blood become dangerously high. When food is eaten, the body converts it into a form of sugar called glucose that can be used by cells in the body for energy. An organ called the pancreas secretes a hormone called insulin that acts like a key, ‘unlocking’ cell walls so that glucose can be absorbed and used. When something in this process goes wrong, and glucose builds up to dangerous levels, diabetes happens.

There are a couple of different types of diabetes, depending on what is causing glucose levels to rise.

Type 1 diabetes happens when the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Usually diagnosed in childhood, this type used to be called juvenile diabetes. It affects about 5% of all diabetics. We don’t know what causes the pancreas to shut down, but it is thought that a virus might trigger an immune reaction, where the body attacks and destroys the pancreas by mistake. People who have relatives with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have it themselves.

Type 2 diabetes happens when the cell walls do not recognize the insulin produced very well, called insulin resistance. The pancreas can still produce insulin, but it is not effective at lowering blood sugar levels. This type of diabetes is strongly linked to being overweight. However, not everyone who is overweight will get type 2 diabetes, and not everyone who has type 2 diabetes is overweight. Other risk factors include age, race, and a family history of diabetes.

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that happens in the last half of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes generally do not have diabetes before or after they are pregnant. The placenta produces hormones that block the action of insulin in the mother’s body. For about 18% of women, their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to keep up with the increased demands and they become diabetic while pregnant. High blood sugar levels can be dangerous to the developing fetus, causing complications such as high birth weight, low blood sugar and jaundice, so it is important to treat gestational diabetes even if it only lasts a few weeks.

Many people currently living with diabetes do not know it yet, since mild diabetes has few or no symptoms. As blood sugar levels rise over time, symptoms begin to appear. Some include:
  • thirst
  • fatigue
  • frequent urination
  • unexplained weight loss
  • blurred vision
A simple blood test in the doctor’s office can diagnose diabetes.

Treatment depends on the type and severity of diabetes. Most people with type 1 diabetes rely on insulin injections to survive. Some people with type 2 or gestational diabetes also take insulin, or they may take oral medications or control their blood sugar with diet and exercise. It’s important for all diabetics to monitor their blood sugar daily so they can stay healthy.

If diabetes is not treated well, it can be dangerous, damaging the eyes, nerves, and kidneys, and leading to heart disease and the loss of limbs. However, if it is well managed, diabetes does not have to limit your life. Keeping diabetes under good control is the best way to enjoy a long and healthy life.